6th Generation Fighters Projects

John Fedup

The Bunker Group
If there are more delays, it can be attractive for Germany and Spain to move to the Tempest-program. That will be a real replacement fpr the EF2000 and JAS39 Gripen.

France can maybe team up with India, which also needs a aircraft carrier capable jetfighter.

The only positive point of the delays is that in 2050 the SCAF has probably become a 6,5th generation or even a 7th generation fighter.
A France and India hook up in theory makes sense from a requirement POV but workshare with India, probably more difficult than with Germany. As for Spain and Germany joining Tempest, they better hurry before Japan does. Would be interesting as to what would emerge from all three nations joining the UK and Italy (Sweden?).
 

ngatimozart

Super Moderator
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A France and India hook up in theory makes sense from a requirement POV but workshare with India, probably more difficult than with Germany. As for Spain and Germany joining Tempest, they better hurry before Japan does. Would be interesting as to what would emerge from all three nations joining the UK and Italy (Sweden?).
France and India negotiating on work share? Our Gallic friends wouldn't have the temperament or patience; they're excitable at the best of times. Be entertaining though.
 
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